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Rising sea levels threaten Sundarbans forests | DW | 26.03.2015

The 140,000-hectare Sundarbans is one of the largest mangrove forests in the world, and a sanctuary for rare Ganges and Irabati dolphins, as well as …

Cleanup begins in Vanuatu after cyclone batters islands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The mayhem of Tropical Cyclone Pam, one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall, is gone, but the misery it left behind in the islands of Vanuatu is just becoming apparent.<p>Aid workers in the capital of Port Vila described homes and shops flattened, swaths of trees plowed over and …

Natural Disasters

Italy is a dying country as babies no longer replace people who die, says health minister

The country's birth rate falls to its lowest level - 8.4 per 1,000 people - since the foundation of the modern state in 1861<p><b>Italy</b>’s <b>birth rate has fallen to its lowest level</b> since the foundation of the modern state in 1861, prompting fresh alarm in a society that has been steadily ageing for decades.<p>…

Apple just defied a bunch of theories about business

<i>Apple’s most recent quarterly numbers broke all sorts of records and, as we shall see, a number of laws.</i><p>Apple just released its numbers for the quarter ending last December, the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. The figures are astonishing:<p><b>iPhones</b>: Apple sold 74.5 million, +57% over last …

Henry Blodget

Apple Watch Training Starts At Apple Stores

The Apple Watch will launch some time in April, and now Apple has started training its staff at its Apple retails stores on the company’s first …

Why Chinese moms want American babies

For many pregnant women, a pre-birth checklist might look like this: assemble the crib, buy extra bibs, pack essentials for the hospital. But for a growing number of expectant Chinese mothers, the list also includes buying a plane ticket to the U.S.<p>Felicia He, 27, shelled out tens of thousands of …

China

New Evidence On Why Employees Are Burned Out

No one can argue that our personal and professional lives have come together through the power of technology. This is especially true for entrepreneurs who are working all the time and have no personal lives, but even for workers at major companies, the boundaries are gone between work and life. …

The Workplace

Amazon investors get $20 billion reward

NEW YORK (MarketWatch)—Amazon.com Inc. has long been a consumer-focused portal for online shopping and entertainment. But investors can thank its …

Easy and tasty chicken recipes for no-fuss dinners

From a simple roast chicken to chicken schnitzel, curry and meatballs, we have a chicken recipe for everyone<p>Chicken is a family favourite and can be a quick option for a midweek supper or can be made a little more special for Sunday lunch.<p>Chicken can be kept simple or be transformed into something …

Cooking

Electrifying view inside a cyclone from ISS

If you love extreme weather, outer space and photography, you’ll love this image of lightning inside Cyclone Bansi in the Indian Ocean, taken from …

Weather

Earth entered new epoch on July 16 1945, say scientists

A new epoch known as the Anthropocene began when the first atomic bomb was detonated in the New Mexico in 1945, scientists believe<p>The world entered a new epoch on July 16 1945 when humans detonated the first atomic bomb, scientists have concluded.<p>Human behaviour now has such an enormous impact on …

Earth Science

Acceleration in sea level rise far larger than initially thought, study shows

The acceleration in global sea level from the 20th century to the last two decades has been significantly larger than scientists previously thought, …

Beijing Is Choking Under Another Nightmare Smog

Deep down, Beijing knew it was coming. But against all odds, the 21 million residents of China’s capital hoped that the cold chemical soup that …

Earthquakes, tsunamis and a naked tribe: how Chile inspired Darwin

Reports of the botanist’s round-the-world voyage are dominated by his findings in the Galápagos. The much longer time he spent in Chile and what he saw there have been overlooked – until today<p><i>“‘</i>The climate is certainly wretched: the summer solstice was now passed, yet every day snow fell on the …

South America

Switching on outside office risks relationships, psychologists find

Workers who ‘switched on’ long after the office was shut were more likely to have problems with their health and private lives<p>A company mobile phone or laptop might seem like a perk of the job but it could spell disaster for personal relationships, a new study has found.<p>Modern gadgets which allows …

Employment

Fracking in Ohio triggered an earthquake so big you could feel it

A magnitude 3 earthquake in 2014 was "one the largest earthquakes ever induced by hydraulic fracturing" in the US<p>Earthquakes never used to happen in Poland Township, Ohio — or, at least, they were never identified. But then the fracking started. In March of 2014, the township saw 77 earthquakes …

Baby shortage imperils Japan's economy

Japan is suffering from an acute baby shortage.<p>Just slightly more than 1 million babies were born last year in Japan, according to new government figures. The tally is the lowest figure on record, and the latest sign that little progress is being made in the country's battle against unfavorable …

Japan

These Are the Top 5 Career Regrets

To live without regrets, first you need to know what the most common ones are.<p>Over at Harvard Business Review, Daniel Gulati discusses his informal …

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South Africa

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